Evelina: Or the History of A Young Lady's Entrance into the World (Penguin Classics)

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Leaving the secluded home of her guardian for the first time, beautiful Evelina Anville is captivated by her new surroundings in London's beau monde - and in particular by the handsome, chivalrous Lord Orville. But her enjoyment soon turns to mortification at the hands of her vulgar and capricious grandmother, and the rakish Sir Clement Willoughby, who torments the nave young woman with his unwanted advances. And while her aristocratic father refuses to acknowledge her legitimacy, Evelina can hold no hope of happiness with the man she loves. Published anonymously in 1778, Frances Burney's epistolary novel brought her instant fame when the secret of its authorship was revealed. With its ingenious combination of romance and satire, comedy and melodrama, Evelina is a sparkling depiction of the dangers and delights of fashionable society.

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Fanny Burney's first novel Evelina was the chick-lit novel of 1778 - all about a young girl's adventures in London, and one of the best of its kind ever written...the Oxford World's Classics edition has a knowledgeable preface by Edward A. Bloom (Derwent May, the Times)

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The Broadview Editions series is an effort to represent the ever-changing canon of literature in English by bringing together texts long regarded as classics with valuable, lesser-known literature. Newly type-set and produced on high-quality paper in trade paperback format, the Broadview Editions series is a delight to handle as well as to read.

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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Book Condition: New. 1994. Paperback. Written in secret and copied for her publisher in disguised handwriting, Frances Burney's first novel appeared anonymously in 1778. Subtitled "The History of a Young Lady's Entrance into the World", it records in letters its heroine's encounters with an education at the hands of London society. Num Pages: 560 pages, further reading list. BIC Classification: FC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 25. Weight in Grams: 380. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780140433470

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